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city. one way of viewing the vogue for assault weapons is that those geographic distinctions have now become states of mind." >> you know, if we're talking about the shift in the nra's politics from a decade ago until now, there's also this really interesting shift in the kinds of guns people own and, therefore, what people expect the politics of gun ownership to look like. a decade ago we were still talking about an america where, you know, most of the guns sold were rifles, and you could still mrauzably say gun ownership is a hunting culture. in 2010 pistol -- in 2000 rifles are twice pistol sales, basically. in 2010 pistols past rifle. we're thawing did a gun culture that's primarily focused on self-defense. what's weird about that is it's a time that crime is declining pretty rapidly. >> when we talk about -- there is some -- i don't want to put sort of cultural differences at the root of this, but that is some part of that, and i thought actually chris wallace did an effective job of drawing that out from wayne law pierre yesterday when they were talking about the ad that the nra
ability to survey cities. when all that starts coming home and you start getting into this tom cruise "minority report" sort of micro-drones outside your house sur veiling you, that's the next question. i think most americans they just don't understand what it is. they support it because it keeps them sane. they don't know the technicalities. >> it's two conversations we're really having. one is the operational features of drones. the other is the legal features of the drone program. i think let's put aside the legal features question right now. operationally drones do serve a purpose. we could theoretically be putting boots on the ground in yellen and pakistan and are all complication with that, and never in the history of warfare have there ever been things without collateral damage. what this does essentially is it tries as best it can to limit the boots on the ground, and there is still classral damage, and that's awful, obviously, but in terms of warfare, operationally, drones do have a defensible purpose. the question is what is the side effects of it, and what are the legal arg
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